The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) has engaged Sol Castro, CFP Managing Director & Senior Advisor, to provide guidance and advice on AFAB’s major public procurement activities and strategic options for PPP project development and infrastructure upgrading. The Philippine Congress passed the Freeport Area of Bataan Act (RA 9728) in 2009 converting the former Bataan Export Processing Zone into the Freeport Area of Bataan, a special economic zone and freeport with a dedicated governing authority, in an effort to keep pace with the gains achieved by the Clark and Subic freeport areas.